Critical Social Policy

(The TQCC of Critical Social Policy is 2. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
The UK’s hostile environment: Deputising immigration control72
The Danish ‘ghetto initiatives’ and the changing nature of social citizenship, 2004–201826
Violent bureaucracy: A critical analysis of the British public employment service20
A moral education? British Values, colour-blindness, and preventing terrorism19
‘Punishing those who do the wrong thing’: Enforcing destitution and debt through the UK’s family migration rules17
Social protection and inequality in the global South: Politics, actors and institutions15
‘Ethical’ artificial intelligence in the welfare state: Discourse and discrepancy in Australian social services15
Safeguarding in Australia’s new disability markets: Frontline workers’ perspectives14
The sidelining of gender equality in a corporatist and knowledge-oriented regime: The case of failed family leave reform in Finland11
Competitive clientelism, donors and the politics of social protection uptake in Ghana10
COVID-19 and the temporary transformation of the UK social security system10
Is digitalisation of public health and social welfare services reinforcing social exclusion? The case of Russian-speaking older migrants in Finland9
The administration of harm: From unintended consequences to harm by design9
Unreal, unsheltered, unseen, unrecorded: The multiple invisibilities of LGBTQI+ homeless youth9
A critical systems evaluation of the introduction of a ‘discharge to assess’ service in Kent9
Police–school partnerships and the war on black youth9
Personalisation policy in the lives of people with learning disabilities: a call to focus on how people build their lives relationally8
Dynamics of the policy environment and trauma in relations between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the settler-colonial state8
‘Do they ever think about people like us?': The experiences of people with learning disabilities in England and Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic7
Navigating multiple pandemics: A critical analysis of the impact of COVID-19 policy responses on gender-based violence services7
The banality of state violence: Institutional neglect in austere local authorities7
The politics of implementation: The role of traditional authorities in delivering social policies to poor people in Kenya7
News media representations of people receiving income support and the production of stigma power: An empirical analysis of reporting on two Australian welfare payments7
The continuing failure of UK climate change mitigation policy7
State tactics of welfare benefit minimisation: The power of governing documents6
Mapping mental health and the UK university sector: Networks, markets, data6
NHS charging for maternity care in England: Its impact on migrant women6
The status of homelessness: Access to housing for asylum-seeking migrants as an instrument of migration control in Italy and Sweden6
Regulating domestic and care work in Italy: Assessing the relative influence of the familistic model today6
Empowered or patronized? The role of emotions in policies and professional discourses on birth care5
Sex workers’ peer support during the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons learned from a study of a Portuguese community-led response5
Targeting versus social protection in cash transfers in the Philippines: Reassessing a celebrated case of social protection5
The precarious inclusion of homeless EU migrants in Norwegian public social welfare: Moral bordering and social workers’ dilemmas5
Intersectionality and structural gendered racism: Theoretical considerations for Black women, children, and families impacted by child protective services in the United States5
Guaranteed or conditional child maintenance? Examining the 2016 reform in Sweden4
Problem-solving for problem-solving: Data analytics to identify families for service intervention4
Activist conceptualisations at the migration-welfare nexus: Racial capitalism, austerity and the hostile environment4
Disciplinary and pastoral power, food and poverty in late-modernity4
Diversity vs the 2030 agenda. A deconstructive reading of the United Nations agenda for sustainable development4
‘I’m not going anywhere near that': Expert stakeholder challenges in working with boys and young men regarding sex and sexual consent4
What fresh hell? UK policies targeting homeless migrants for deportation after Brexit and Covid-194
Client experience of street-level activation practices: Implementation of discourage policy in the Czech Republic4
Teaching social policy as if students matter: Decolonizing the curriculum and perpetuating epistemic injustice4
Shattered glass piling at the bottom: The ‘problem’ with gender equality policy for higher education3
Sleepless in Taipei: The application of photovoice method to explore the major challenges perceived by homeless people facing multifaceted social exclusion3
Weaponising time in the war on welfare: Slow violence and deaths of disabled people within the UK's social security system3
Food poverty and youth work – A community response3
The politics of job retention schemes in Britain: The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Temporary Short Time Working Compensation Scheme3
Toward a critical race analysis of the COVID-19 crisis in US carceral institutions3
Assessing sick-listed clients’ work ability: A moral mission?3
Contractual controls and pragmatic professionalism: A qualitative study on contracting social services in China3
Policy paradoxes and the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme: How welfare policies impact resettlement support3
An analysis of minoritisation in domestic homicide reviews in England and Wales2
A critical overview of how English health and social care publications represent autistic adults’ intimate lives2
Credibility contests: The contributions of experiential knowledge to radicalisation expertise2
United Nations Policy on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Problematizations and Performances2
Framing Community Sponsorship in the context of the UK’s hostile environment2
Care full deliberation? Care work and Ireland's citizens’ assembly on gender equality2
Responsibilising young benefit recipients: Income management and financial capability in New Zealand2
Networks of power and counterpower in social work with children and families in England2
Commodification and care: An exploration of workforces’ experiences of care in private and public childcare systems from a feminist political theory of care perspective2
Which capital do you mobilise? How bureaucratic encounters shape jobseekers’ social and cultural capital in France and Germany2
COVID-19 vaccination requirements for Ireland's healthcare students2
A cure-all for energy poverty? Thinking critically about energy advice2
COVID-19 and (mis)understanding public attitudes to social security: Re-setting debate2
Inequality in the South African labour market: The political economy of the national minimum wage2